I was strapped to a Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide, moving my entire body to the rhythm of the everlasting winding road simply called “The Road to Hana.” It must’ve been ironic to see a Sacramento accident lawyer hoppin’ on his Harley for the ride of a lifetime. In the middle of nowhere.
The road to Hana is a 68-mile long stretch of desolate highway, meandering through the jungle foliage of east Maui, Hawaii. The road is narrow, steep and requires you to pass over 59 bridges, 46 of which are only one-lane bridges, requiring oncoming traffic to yield. There are 620 curves cutting through this lush, tropical rain forest, numerous waterfalls, tree tunnels and other beautiful roadside attractions along the way testing your ability to remain attentive to the road. There are no stores, no gas stations, no homes, just lush, water-dripping jungle for over three hours, one way.
Several hours later I found myself standing barefoot in black sand at the Wai’anapanapa Black Sand Beach near the small town of Hana. I was amazed at the scenery – a remote, wild, low-cliffed volcanic coastline containing a faint coastal trail, sea caves and natural stone arches relatively untouched by civilization. A few miles down the road I came to the little town of Hamoa and Hamoa beach. This town has some personal connection as my grandmother was born here. I can only imagine where she lived and played as a young girl.
On the way back to civilization, I stopped at a rare roadside fruit stand to eat a local banana, coconut and drink some water. As if to save the best for last, Mother Nature offered several full rainbows over the ocean as I hastened my way back to the quaint seaside town of Paia before nightfall. It truly was a day I will always remember. A day I will never forget.
I suppose this is the point in my blog entry where I dispense safety tips or legal principles, i.e. wear riding gear and a helmet, defensive riding is key when riding a motorcycle, motorcycle accident cases involve intense investigation, etc. I will refrain because the purpose of this is to simply share an exhilarating day of my life with whoever is reading this. The day I road my motorcycle to “nowhere” was simply put – bliss.
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